MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE AUG 2009
Aug 2009 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
Firstly congratulations to two of the team Peter & Jean who recently celebrated their 45 wedding anniversary. A party in the community centre was held and all the residents and friends had a great night. Entertainment was laid on and there was so much food (Spanish & British) it made a night to remember and of course the Spanish guests also felt right at home tucking into the traditional food they love.
Now the latest:
Everyone here in Spain is now waking up in the morning knowing it is wall to wall sunshine for the rest of their day. There is no need to check the weather forecast. It is going to sound very crazy but ask some residents what they are missing now and they just might say a rainy day.
The Spanish are so used to a nice hot summer and they know how to handle one. The British however sometimes forget they are in sunny Spain. Wear a hat, put on sun cream, and drink plenty of water. That is the beauty of living in a community with Spanish staff. They are always on hand to offer advice if requested.
Evenings is what August is also all about, being sat outside with family and friends having a late night BBQ. New friends are made and family and friends who are visiting have to go back to the UK very envious of those who have chosen Spain to be their new home.
As August is the quietest months of the year for all the team a lot of their time is spent by the pool and enjoying themselves. Derick in the UK office also comes to take part in the August ritual. The reason why we are quiet is simple. Flights go through the roof in August due to school holidays making a short visit no longer a viable option except for the few lucky who booked early in the year.
Even though it is August we are still here in Spain to show anyone who wishes to come and take a look. We do as we have said have a few who have booked their Inspection Visits already. We also have a few who have booked a holiday on the Costa Del Sol and are taking a day out to come and see what the concept is all about. We look forward to welcoming them during the next few weeks.
So why are people coming in numbers to look at the choice of resale mobile homes? One of the effects of the credit crunch is that people are now looking much more deeply into the costs involved when buying a new mobile home. In the past everyone accepted that they had to pay to transport their new home to Spain without knowing that the cost of transportation could never be recovered should they decide to sell the home in the future. Costa Difference Ltd is one of the few companies that points this out. The other ongoing costs such as park entrance fees and installation costs are normally included in quoted cost of the home meaning that the base cost of the home (without decking, aircon or sheds) looked on the face of it value for money until after they had bought the home. That is when the real spending starts. Not so with resale mobile homes.
One big advantage with resale mobile homes is that the homes themselves are in as new condition and include decking, sheds and air conditioning. The other big advantage is that the prospective purchaser gets to see exactly what they are buying, the location of the home and the park itself as well as having a great choice of homes made by Willerby, Atlas, ABI and Pemberton. Add to that the fact that the initial costs such as transportation, entrance fees and installation costs have already been written off by the vendor s makes resale mobile homes during these hard financial times great value and of course a sensible way to live in Spain cost effectively.
So what else is good as far as August is concerned? Firstly for those who are serious about coming to take a look for themselves August is also a good time to check out the low cost flights running between the last week in September and the last week in November. Clients in the past have reported finding some great deals by booking in advance for flights during this period.
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BUYING A RESALE MOBILE HOME
The process is very easy. First choose from the homes on sale on our website, the homes you would like to view on a visit.
If a home ticks all the boxes during your visit you simply make a purchase request.
If the seller agrees to the sale we then arrange for a legal sales agreement to be drawn up and signed by all parties. This service costs just 200 Euros and it also includes a home check of the boiler, air-conditioning, cooker, fridge and freezer by the park engineers just prior to completion. Paying for this service takes the home off sale straight away.
A 10% deposit is then paid into a "Client Account" within 14 days and remains there until the completion date which will be on or before three months after an offer has been accepted. .
Just prior to the completion date the home is checked, we take possession of the home, and you will be advised to make the final payment to the seller. Once it is confirmed that the payment has been made the home is then yours.
No wonder resale mobile homes are so popular.
BUYING A NEW HOME
Buying a new mobile home or a custom-built Park Lodge Home is just as easy. It simply involves different processes. For UK manufactured mobile homes we recommend Willerby/BK Bluebird and Regal Leisure Homes.
Both manufacturers display show homes at various mobile home shows throughout the year, so you can always get to see the latest models. Regal Leisure also have the big advantage in that they are not far from Yeovil our UK base, which means we can easily arrange factory visits.
For Park Lodge Homes designed and built in Alicante it is a different process. Once a plot has been reserved you can start designing a home best suited to where it will be going. Where to put a French Door? Where the lounge should go? What view from the kitchen window?
To help you design your home we allocate a project manager to you. He will arrange a visit to the factory in Alicante so you can see for yourself all the choices you have. You can even start with a model already designed such as “The Windsor” and alter it to suit you.
No two Park Lodge Homes will look the same which means you can make the home into something special to you. You will also not be paying so much money to transport the home to the park as it will already be in Spain. This means more can be spent on the home itself.
New UK mobile home or custom built Park Lodge Home? The choice is yours after you have reserved your plot on a park. New homes require a 35% deposit and the balance paid once the home is ready to be transported.
WHY COSTA DIFFERENCE?
The name Costa Difference was chosen for a reason back in 2005. Costa as in Costa del Sol or Costa Blanca, and Difference because we want to show the difference between dedicated genuine residential mobile home parks and tourist camping sites that also allow mobile homes.
Making a difference is all down to being passionate in what we do. We are also working with park owners who share our passion. The result? We are showing wonderful residential mobile home parks that are without doubt the best retirement parks that Spain has to offer.
Having chosen to represent residential parks only we are now tasked by the park owners to help people see for themselves if living in Spain is really for them. Spain does not suit everyone which is why that aspect of what we do is so important.
So where does our service start? We think that perhaps it has already started with you reading this and all the other information we have provided online. Maybe you now have some questions for us? If so please feel free to contact us and ask them.
Once you feel that you have found all the answers the next stage is to seriously think about coming on a visit to see a residential park and the lifestyle the residents enjoy.
On a short-dedicated visit you will have a golden opportunity to talk to residents you meet whilst on the park. Asking them questions at the time is a great idea because you will be hearing about their genuine experiences.
The Costa Difference way is very different. Our testimonials come from the residents themselves face to face. They have all gone through the same experiences. Started by asking questions, then came on a visit. After that it is back to the UK with plenty to think about.
If you do the same and moving to Spain becomes your dream, then we are going to be with you all the way.
There are many “Costa” companies on the internet selling everything to do with Spain but there is only ONE Costa Difference Mobile Homes in Spain. To find us again easily why not bookmark this page. We are at your service.
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LATEST NEWS FROM SPAIN
BRITTANY FERRIES are starting their direct ferry link between Spain and Ireland.
The company will offer two return sailings a week from Cork to Santander in northern Spain.
Onboard, passengers can expect a comfortable, no-frills service.
Although different to the cruise ferry experience associated with Brittany Ferries in Ireland, the ship will offer comfortable en-suite cabins, lounges, self-service dining, shopping and a café/bar
The MV Connemara, has been chartered for the new service, and will join Brittany Ferries other established services from the UK to France and Spain.
Crossings will take approximately 26 hours, with departures from Cork on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The 120 cabins on the ship will feature beds for up to four passengers, and some will be pet-friendly.
The Connemara will carry around 500 passengers with space for 195 cars, and the company expects a 50/50 split between passengers and freight carried.